Artist Michael Heizer, American, born 1944
  • Representing Projects
Date 20th century
Medium Graphite pencil and pen and black ink on four separate sheets of cream wove paper fully attached to a larger sheet of supporting white wove paper with three typewritten captions also fully affixed to the supporting sheet beneath the top two drawings
Dimensions Sheet (all four): 8 1/2 × 11 inches (21.6 × 27.9 cm)
Overall: 21 1/2 × 30 inches (54.6 × 76.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Sam Wagstaff
Accession Number F82.203
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pencil, lower center, verso: reproduce/acetate | same size print | put on largest sheet possible
Inscribed, various inscriptions and measurements that are part of the drawings are in pen and black ink on all four of the drawings.
Inscribed, left center, first caption: 4 consecutive depictions | levitated mass (ost.) w/pier either cement | cast block w/ structural ribbing skiin surface, undercut and dropped | earth volumeXX underneath. Alt. granite mass placed on cement pier.
Inscribed, second caption, center: App. meas. 1/ 12 x 25' x 3 1/2' mass, 9' pier: 2/ 25'x40'x6'mass 11' pier.
Inscribed, third caption, center right: All casting cuts w/backhoe, inc. buttresses pier sides/ 5 butt. | w/ 1" rebar susp. in center of 12" x 12". Surface skin 6-8" depth, | ties into butt. rebar at sides. Sides, thin scoop width.
Inscribed, sheet in lower left corner, in black pen and ink: 1 x 1 (x20) parameter | pier to 11 depth mass
Inscribed, sheet in lower right corner, in pencil: mass
Inscribed, sheet in lower right corner, in pen and black ink: pier to 11' depth | pier to surface/11'
Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. [1921-1987];
1982-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)